Elder Abuse

Listen to our conversation with Kristen Arute to learn more about the growing threat of financial abuse of older Americans

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Kristen Arute in the 95.9 WATD studio.

Last night Kristen Arute was our guest on My Generation, broadcast live on 95.9 WATD-FM. Kristen, a staunch advocate for protecting elders from financial fraud, discussed this serious and growing threat against seniors and others vulnerable to fraud. Elder financial abuse is a crime that deprives older adults of their resources and ultimately their independence.

To listen to our conversation please click on the link below and enjoy the show.

Kristen Arute is a native of the South Shore.  She is licensed to teach middle school math and has worked for an educational software company, been a remedial math instructor in local schools and is a private math tutor.  She has also run her own small business.  For the past 4 years, Kristen has managed the affairs of an elderly widow with Alzheimer’s.  During that time, she has actively pursued a case involving elder financial abuse.  It is a real pleasure for her that the case has recently been presented before FINRA.  Kristen is co-chair of Hingham CARES, the substance misuse prevention coalition in Hingham, and also sits on the Board of the Hingham Council on Aging.  She is a candidate for State Representative in the 3rd Plymouth District of Hingham, Hull, Cohasset and North Scituate and looks forward to bringing her knowledge and expertise to Beacon Hill to affect change for seniors in the areas of tax relief, expanded options for senior housing and Alzheimer’s care.  Of high priority to Kristen is to ensure that our Elder Abuse Statute is tightened in order to protect seniors from financial fraud and abuse, and she has already initiated conversations with experts in the industry.

 

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